FPÖ Election Results Unimpeded by Minaret-Game Controversy

26 September 2010
Despite the legal proceedings begun by the state prosecutor concerning an anti-minaret video game used by the Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) during the recent Styrian election campaign, the FPÖ has not suffered any negative backlash. To the contrary: the FPÖ received almost 11% of the vote in the recent elections, and have consequently gained a seat in the state legislature. Another indication of the success of the anti-Islam strategy could been seen by a present the Styrian FPÖ leader, Gerhard Kurzmann, recently received from two deeply pious Christians: a magnificently adorned cross, placed in a blue case [the FPÖ’s official colour is blue].

Final FPÖ Attacks: “The Boat is Full”

24 September 2010

The Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) has wrapped up its election campaign in the East Styrian industrial city of Weiz with new attacks against Islam. The FPÖ top candidate, Gerhard Kurzmann, stated that the “boat is full,” and that he would rather hear church bells than the call of muezzins.